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Other events and practicalities

  • Ethics
    • Ethical approval (201604): 206-16 (fee 5000 sek)
    • Ethical approval, amendment (20180116): T021-18 (fee 2000 sek)

  • Major project meetings and visits
    • Gothenburg-Toronto Project Meeting. 20160314-20160315. Gothenburg, Sweden. [Link to the Agenda]
    • Toronto-Gothenburg Project Meeting. 20170306. Toronto, Canada. [Link to the Agenda]
    • Kathleen Fraser and Kristina Lundholm Fors. 20170920-22. Visiting the Memory Clinic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, at the Research Lab Cobtek (Cognition, Behaviour, Technology). Nice, France
    • Gothenburg-Toronto Project Meeting. 20171204-20171205. Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Toronto-Gothenburg Project Meeting. 20190927. Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Invited talks
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Feb., 2018). A bird's-eye view of the project: “Linguistic and extra-linguistic parameters for early detection of cognitive impairment”. University of Athens Greece (invited talk).
    • Charalambos Themistokleous. (Feb., 2018). Linguistic predictors of MCI and AD - Speech signals as information carriers. University of Athens Greece (invited talk).
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Sept., 2018). Hur kan vi använda den senaste forskningen inom språkteknologi för att hitta tidiga tecken på kognitiv svikt/demens? Demensdagen-2018: Hur skapar vi en demensvård med bästa möjliga (livs)kvalitet? Bonnier conference center, Stockholm (In Swedish). [Link to the Program]

  • Project follow-up. 20181015. Rj-report (in Swedish)
  • Project follow-up. 20181113. Stockholm, Sweden. [Link to the Agenda]

  • Seminars
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Oct., 2015). Linguistic and extra-linguistic parameters for early detection of cognitive impairment. The 6th Centre for Language Technology workshop (CLT). Gothenburg, Sweden.
      Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Jan., 2016). RJ and UGOT-challenges project descriptions. SB Kick-off. Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (May, 2016). Språkliga (och extra-lingvistiska) parametrar för tidig upptäckt av kognitiv nedsättning - finns de? UGOT-AgeCap Kick-off. Lerum, Sweden.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Oct., 2016). Linguistic and extra-linguistic parameters for early detection of cognitive impairment. Språkbankens 6e årliga höstworkshop. Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Kristina Lundholm Fors, Eva Björkner and Kathlene Fraser. (March, 2017). Early linguistic and extralinguistic signs of cognitive impairment. Research seminar at Språkbanken.
    • (Dimitrios Kokkinakis) Kathleen Fraser (Oct., 2017). "Language" and the ageing population. UGOT-AgeCap annual meeting. Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • Kathleen Fraser (Oct., 2017). Automated analysis of narrative content with multilingual word embeddings. Research seminar at Språkbanken.
    • Kristina Lundholm Fors. (Oct. 2017). Tidiga tecken på kognitiv svikt: röst, prosodi och läsning. Research seminar at the Department of Health and Rehabilitation.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (Nov., 2017). Tema Forskning: Pågående projekt om kognitiv nedsättning, demens och ålderism. Research seminar at the Department of Swedish. (In Swedish)
    • Kathleen C. Fraser. (Dec., 2017). Automatic assessment of information content in mild cognitive impairment in Swedish and English. CLT retreat at Gullmarsstrand.
    • Charalambos Themistocleous. (Dec., 2017). Deciphering the speech signal: speakers and communities of speakers. CLT retreat at Gullmarsstrand.
    • Kristina Lundholm Fors. (Nov., 2018). Automatic assessment of language: evaluating different areas of linguistic ability. Research seminar at Språkbanken.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (March, 2019). Avidentifiering och pseudonymisering av svensk textdata – erfarenheter från tidigare ansatser främst inom den medicinska/kliniska domänen. Workshop om pseudonymisering av textdata. Stockholm.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (May, 2019). Multimodal machine learning for Mild cognitive impairment detection CLT retreat. Uddevala, Sweden.
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (June, 2019). Natural language processing and multidisciplinary collaboration in the area of identifying early signs of cognitive decline. AgeCap advisory group meeting. Ågren Residence/Ågrenska villan, Gothenburg.

  • Various grant proposals/applications/reviews/...
    • Graeme Hirst et al. (Oct. 2017). Computational Linguistic Detection, Diagnosis, and Monitoring of Neurological Disorders. Proposal for a Dagstuhl Seminar. Germany. [not accepted]
    • Charalambos Themistokleous, Dimitrios Kokkinakis et al (March, 2018). Clinical HumanIties and MEdical ReseArch - Determining speech and language markers of Mild Cognitive Impairment (CHIMERA). Swedish Research Council: Proposal for a research project grant within Humanities and Social Sciences. [not accepted].
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Kristina Lundholm Fors, Ellen Breitholtz and Marie Eckerström. (March, 2019). Macrolinguistic aspects of subtle language difficulties in persons with mild cognitive Swedish Research Council: Proposal for a research project grant  within Humanities and Social Sciences. [not accepted].
    • UK Alzheimer's Society. (June, 2019) Review of application for funding.
    • Kristina Lundholm Fors, Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Ellen Breitholtz and Marie Eckerström. (April, 2020). Macrolinguistic aspects of language in persons with subtle cognitive difficulties. Swedish Research Council: Proposal for a research project grant  within Humanities and Social Sciences. [submitted].
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (April, 2020). Multidisciplinary studies on early detection of dementia: speech and language markers and their relation to biomarker research (MUSED). Swedish Research Council: Proposal for a research environment within Humanities and Social Sciences. [submitted].
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (May, 2020). Segmentering, strukturering och organisering av en del av de digitala inspelningarna i Göteborgs H70-1944-studien. Demendförbundet. [granted; 80 000].
    • Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Simon Dobnik and others (Aug., 2020). (Renewed) Application for funding of Centre for Language Technology (CLT) seminars - 2021. Financial support to seminar activities. Faculty of Humanities, GU. [submitted]

  • Journal special topic, Guest editor(s)
    • Gloria Gagliardi, Dimitrios Kokkinakis and Jon Andoni Dunabeitia. (May, 2020). Research Topic: Digital Linguistic Biomarkers: beyond paper and pencil tests. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Neuropsychology, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Digital Health and Frontiers in Communication. [Link to the Flyer].
      • Abstract: Recent research has demonstrated that automatically obtainable and analysed quantitative linguistic data, extractable from a person’s verbal productions, can be useful for identifying and classifying individuals with cognitive impairments, at an early stage.Subtle language deficits can be employed as “digital linguistic biomarkers”, namely objective, quantifiable behavioural data which can be collected and measured by means of digital devices, allowing for a low-cost pathology detection, classification and monitoring. Classical pen-and-paper neuropsychological tests are costly and time consuming to process, imposing limitations since manually captured features and results can be prone to human error and bias. This Research Topic aims at bringing together research on digital linguistic biomarkers from different cognitive science subfields. We welcome original research or systematic reviews on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods and tools for e.g. clinical diagnosis, evaluation of disease severity, and prognosis.

  • Master's theses
    • Ellen Edin Johansson and Julia Holmberg. (18th May, 2020). Reparationer i dialog hos personer med mild kognitiv svikt. Master's thesis nr 345, in Speech and Language Pathology. Supervisors: Kristina Lundholm Fors and Dimitrios Kokkinakis. (Zoom presentation).
    • Jesika Tian Wang. (5th June, 2020). Determining linguistic predictors for the classification of subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment using machine learning. Master's thesis in Language Technology. (Link to the thesis and Link to the presentation slides) Supervisors: Charalambos Themistocleous. (Zoom presentation).